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  1. a structure, usually made of concrete, that is used to support and guide trains or individual vehicles that ride over it.
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Origin of guideway

1875–80, for an earlier sense; guide + way1
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Examples from the Web for guideway

Historical Examples of guideway

  • Fig. 1613 represents a section of one guideway of a table and bed.

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  • But s being guided by its slide in the guideway traverses in a straight line.

  • Anything might have come of that impulse if it had had the least protection, if it had been able to find a guideway.

  • He had lost his one opportunity, the one guideway that Western life could afford the artist in him.